Home accessories with a nautical flair.

ANCHOR COTTAGE FRESHWATER DECOR

ANCHOR COTTAGE FRESHWATER DECOR

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Venus And The Moon

First shot was the best shot, just pulled the camera up to my nose and held my breath.Then I clicked the shutter.

Caught them off the top of our ridge from down in the holler directly west. 



The star and the planet felt so near and gone so quick, as in a "blink of an eye" or the speed of the camera lens, so to say.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sewing Under The Eaves

In the planning stages.

Two are finished and two are ready to go!

It feels like I am sewing under a tent!

Small cushions for children's chairs.

Third pair of pillows still in the planning stage.

The sun is shining through the window and all the fabric patterns and colors are so cheerful!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Funday!

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.
Found on besimplyorganized.blogspot.com
Cute cute chair!!!
Found on etsy.com
Red Tole Trays
Found on vignettedesign.blogspot.com
Punkin's Patch
Found on myfavoritesheep.blogspot.com
Floral-Pattern Fringe Hobo Bag by Marni at Bergdorf Goodman.
Found on bergdorfgoodman.com

I find myself leaning toward the yellow and red more often than not!
In my next life I want to weave in front of the fire on a chilly afternoon and get lost in the technique 
Working on the store decor, sketching out my plans and finding I have lots to do!

Time to take a break and put a fire in the fireplace.
Happy Sunday to you.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orson Welles In Macbeth C.1948

Orson Welles in Macbeth c.1948
Found on arielcruz26.tumblr.com

What?
 Anchor Cottage is open tomorrow from 11-5!
 Pine Cone Hill and Tradition Linens are half price!

I will be counting inventory Saturday afternoon,
 so come in and buy yourself some new bedding for 50% off! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What To Buy At Treillage

Christmas Eve and we are snuggled in at the Evelyn Hotel listening to the rain. I say to Steve, "Steve darling did you look up the hours for Treillage on the computer?" He said, "yes dear they are open until 6:00 today." "Will you call and make sure, please." To make a long story short, they were open until 1:00 on Christmas Eve and we had to bust out of bed and hail a taxi to take us to 418 East 75th Street. We made it with 45 minuets to spare!  What to buy at Treillage? A clay canister made just for Treillage, a book about their good friend, Furlow Gatewood and a Blackburnian Warbler! The man behind the counter wrapped it for us and threw in a copy of Serendipity for us to read the article written about Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's "Oasis In The City". What I really wanted to buy, but was too heavy, 4 pieces of firewood cast in cement! They were pretty clever! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Softly Elegant This Week

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Cottage Chic
Found on ivillage.com
The Enchanted Home: Building a blue and white collection.....and a blue and white giveaway!
Found on theenchantedhome.blogspot.com
No-one does embellishment quite like Chanel...  #chanel
Found on style.com
Found on tumblr.com
B. Davis Interiors
Found on flickr.com
In Pink....
Found on fashionknit.tumblr.com
happy embroidery 2015 by yumiko higuchi
Found on yumikgohiguchi.blog105.fc2.com
Savannah London
Found on savannahlondon.com
"You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible." - Deepak Chopra
Found on chopra.com

In the depths of the cold, gray season, comes a feeling of rebirth, just below the frostline. Finding a soft formal approach to style and letting it slowly come to bloom. Taking time to use your manners in the creating of the spring design as the sun moves back around.  These are the thoughts deep in my artistic soul today. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

A Kaleidoscope Of Color

I see pillows for the store!

Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House, Carlton V and more...

Cowtan & Tout, Duralee, G.P. & J. Baker & there are more...

Pindler, Pierre Frey...Beacon Hill, what a day!

Scalamandre, Ralph Lauren, Thibaut with Robert Allen and B. Berger.

Colefax & Fowler, Braemore, Stroheim & Romann, Schumacher too!

All lined up at the counter waiting to come home to you!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Out Over The Vilano Bridge

Looking north up the Tolomato River.

Sawgrass, as far as the eye can see, on either side of the Intracoastal waterway.

Marshland. 

Looking south, back to St. Augustine. The tides are going out.

I love the love the look of this ancient city.

Good bye 2014! Been nice to know you!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Prospect Park A Wedding Venue

On the corner of Flatbush and Prospect, the entrance of the Brooklyn Library.

Across from the Folly at the entrance of Prospect Park. Beyonce is said to live in the glass building!

The arch commemorating the Civil War.

Standing at the corner, five corners!!

Entering Prospect Park, walking to the wedding venue.

Picture the fresh green of spring leaves, dancing on the patio under the stars at the Boathouse.

The romance of love, standing together looking out at the pond of happiness.

The Gurgling Carp emerge from the water to applaud the choice of wedding vows.

A moment of serenity.

What a day! Walking to the Boathouse in Prospect Park to see where Garen and Tim will be married and have the wedding reception.

Then, in the pouring mist, we walked to the Bearded Lady and had a hot tottie.

Next, a cab ride to Five Leaves for the best dinner. A red from Spain with mussels and ricotta with figs followed by the best burger.

Up the block to The Gutter for bowling and a pitcher of beer.

Over to the Manhattan Inn Piano Bar to "sing for our supper", it was piano karaoke.

Poured back into a cab and whisked across Williamsburg to arrive at the Evelyn where we fell into a happy slumber.

What a fun engagement celebration.

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